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of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama." it airs next and is about 45 minutes. >> good morning. or is busy in texas, hi, y'all. it is a great day to be innd austin, texas and today had thea honor pleasure to be at the texas book festival serving as your moderator for "new york times" writer and author, raches swarns. i am going to tell you just a few things about rachel because i know you came to hear her ande not me and because our time is n limited.d she has worked for "the new york times" since 1995, reporting on domestic policy, national politics, immigration, the presidential campaign of 2004 n 2008 and our first lady, michelle obama and her role in the obama white house. i met rachel at a very different event this year, where i bought a book, the book she wrote, "american tapestry: the story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of michelle obama". after hearing her talk, i bought six more copies. i bought them from my family members to give as christmasrisa gifts. after having read her book i ca tell you it was a goodha investment. it taught me
. >> and now for the moment we have all been waiting for. >> first lady michelle obama gave the oscars a jolt of excitement and a huge surprise when she appeared from the white house to announce the night's biggest prize, best picture. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." >> reporter: it was an especially sweet victory for ben affleck, who wasn't even nominated for directing the iranian hostage thriller. >> i think everyone in the movie, op the movie, worked on the movie, did anything with this movie. >> reporter: life of pi, based on the best-selling novel about a boy adrift at sea with a tiger, won the most oscars, four, including best director for ang lee. >> thank you, academy. namaste. >> reporter: he played one of the greatest presidents in history, and "lincoln's" actor daniel day lewis, had a first of his own. winning three oscars. >> i'm so grateful. >> reporter: she took a tumble heading to the stage, but everyone else was on their feet when "silver linings playbook" jennifer lawrence won for best actress. >> you guys are standing up because you feel bad i fell, and that's really emb
a special message from first lady michelle obama that we would like to share. >> hello everyone. i am pleased to kick off this series d telling the lives of america's first ladies. in the coming weeks you will have the chance to learn about the stories, achievements, and legacy of these truly a remarkable women. as you watch i am sure you will begin to see why i am so honored and humbled to follow in their footsteps. working on causes ranging from the trustee to women's rights to environmental stewardship, each of these would then left their own indelible stamp on the white house and on our nation's history. like them i found that this role offers an extraordinary opportunity to give back and make a real and lasting difference in people's lives. for me that has meant help our kids lead healthier lives, working to get our military families the benefits and support they earn, opening the white house to as many people as possible, and encouraging all of our young people to achieve every one of their dreams. no matter what causes we take on as first ladies we have all shared the singular
, michelle obama with a surprise appearance at the oscars. if you fell asleep, you missed it. was it bigger than blockbuster or just a bomb. >> plus, let's go "outfront." >>> and we begin tonight with new developments. cnn has just learned that governor chris christie, a key 2016 republican presidential hopeful, is not invited to the conservative political action conference in washington, d.c. next week. that's according to a source close to c-pac, and c-pack, if you haven't heard of it, is often considered a must-attend for anybody who wants to win the white house from the gop. senator marco rubio of florida, louisiana governor bobby jindal, former florida governor jeb bush, rand paul of kentucky, rick perry of texas, they're all already on the list. is this a snub for chris christie? this news breaking late this afternoon. how big of a snub is it the. >> it makes a lot of sense for cpac, because frankly, chris christie was not going to show up this year, so why bother asking him and then get snubbed by the governor himself? just do the snubbing yourself and say we don't want you here. it
in abadbad will take about five years to bill. >>> we'll talk about what michelle obama can do to make an impact in the next four years. that is coming up in less than ten minutes on "jansing and co." >>> a top rating agency is in the government's crosshairs for its role in the 2008 financial crisis. cnbc's mandy drury is here with what's moving your money. mandy, a lawsuit against standard & poor's has been filed. what's that about? >> they're suggesting that s&p ignored their own standards to raise mortgage bonds that imploded in the financial crisis. we know the story well. and at the end of the day, it really cost investors billions of dollars and wreaked a lot of havoc. the civil charges by the u.s. attorney general, eric holder, are the first action against a credit rating firm over the crisis, but s&p said it came out with a statement yesterday and said the government suit is entirely without factual or legal merit and it also denied wrongdoing. so we're just going to have to see how this story unfolds from here, chris. >> and what is going on with gas prices? i was in californi
. >>> have you seen first lady michelle obama's wardrobe change from the oscars? we saw mrs. obama in her sleeveless silver gown, looking lovely, as she announced "argo's" win for best picture. but look at the version that aired overseas. first lady, a bit more covered up after media in iran got done photoshopping the images. the iranian version on the right, more in line with muslim modesty codes. but "argo" got the win. they could not photoshop that away. >>> going to get more on the monster blizzard blasting the middle of the country. sam out in l.a., tracking it all. hey, sam. >> good morning, george. and following the same path as the last one. this is another active day. 21 states have winter weather watches, warnings or advisories. they go from kansas, oklahoma, to the great lakes. then, get into maine and drive down into the carolinas. 21 inches of snow in that panhandle of texas. look at what it looks like when this snow falls in amarillo. they're having to use every piece of equipment they can to get the snow out of the way. wichita, the exact same thing. it was just last week w
secret staff, chefs and curators, from martha washington to michelle obama. season 1 begins tonight at 9:00 eastern and pacific. on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. and you can also watch it again tonight at midnight. on this presidents' day, we talk about historian doug brinkley on the second terms of presidents. >> douglas brinkley, here is congressional quarterlies weekly and they have a graphic here. second terms tend to be more difficult. why is that? give us the history. >> well, i don't know if i totally believe that. and i know it's so popular right now that i hate to be the contrarian where we're saying second terms are a curse and that they're so much more difficult. i think any president would rather be in their second term than having to be in a first term with a huge election looming. so i think you get a lot of relief when you're president in the second term that you don't have to run again. also, there's a notion there are scandals that occur in the second term on nixon and watergate and iran-contra and lewinsky problems, all ones people raise. what they miss, is what
of the united states, michelle obama. [applaus [applause] >> thank you, jack, and welcome to the white house, everyone. stuart: there you have it. thunderous applause the first lady making a surprise appearance. the first time a president or first lady appeared there. remember, hollywood has been a big backer of president obama and a big time producer and backer harvey weinstein reportedly set up the whole thing. please don't forget, hollywood gets hundreds of millions of dollars of subsidies from the feds. and one other oscar item for you this monday morning, the gift bags just for attending the oscars celebrities get free stuff. the irs says those gift bags are taxable. they are taxed heavily on this year $47,000 worth of gift bag goodies the tax is $20,000 plus, that will be federal and california taxes and the celebs have to pay even if they don't take the bags home. all right. this got a lot of play on "varney & company." those google glasses have the heads up display showing everything from text messages to the weather forecast right in front of your eyes, cool, maybe, but could they p
house, the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a show that promised surprises, this one was the biggest. >> i am so honored to help introduce this year's nominees for best picture. >> reporter: the envelope with the winning name was not in hollywood, it was handed to michelle obama in the white house. >> "argo." >> reporter: "argo" won the grand prize even though ben affleck wasn't even nominated for best director. he did get an oscar as the producer of the film. >> i was sort of hallucinating when that was happening. i was just asking these two guys outside, was that michelle obama? >> reporter: 22-year-old jennifer lawrence had a very unscripted moment on her way to collecting her oscar for best actress. her fall brought the audience to its feet. >> what went through my mind when i fell down? a bad word that i can't say. that starts with "s." >> and the quest to make tommy lee jones laugh begins now. >> reporter: oscars host seth mack far lane got plenty of laughs on stage but was also widely panned on twitter for what some con
comments about michelle obama's weight. >> and if you think d.c. has it bad when it comes to traffic, you know, you're right. we're going to tell you where the district falls on the list of the worst traffic congestion in the nation. gary. >> and a lot of clouds today. we see a few snow flurries on radar. will that amount to anything? next.  >>> if you drive d.c. roads, you know it can be a nightmare. an annual sorry have a proves it, putting d.c. at the very top of the list and fox 5s john henrehan has the latest. >> reporter: jacqueline gil, an analyst who commutes about 14 miles every morning from fall's church to d.c., knows about slow rush hour traffic. >> without traffic, 30 minutes with traffic probably an hour and hour and 15 minutes. >> and on a bad day? >> an hour and a half. >> how often does that happen? >> ness with a month. >> reporter: once again, researchers at texas a&m have crunched the numbers nationally and concluded the d.c. area has the most congestion in the. among the highlights in the report, on average, motorists here lose much is hours
. congresswoman margolis, i have always respected you. >>> up next, how did first lady michelle obama end up announcing the academy award winner for best picture. how oscar's biggest secret stayed that way. he was surprised at the very moment of it. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before invest
lady michelle obama was on hand via satellite from the diplomatic room at the white house to give the presentation. white house photographer pete souza tweeted thought photo and the first lady is giving the honor. she sent a statement that in part read she's a movie lover and was honored to celebrate the artists who inspire us and our children. the first lady will join her husband and vice president and dr. jill biden in speaking today to the national governor's association in the state dining room. mrs. obama is going to ask that the governors work with her to help make it easier for returning veterans to transfer into civilian life. she wants states to pass laws or enact proposals that will help them get professional credentials or licenses without having to relearn or go through the motions of relearning the skill sets they already know. and that way they will be licensed for credentialed for civilian life. president obama discussed the collection of bipartisan governors from across the country last night. he asked for smart, common sense solutions to the challenges ahead in cr
at the first lady's all the way up to michelle obama. in conjunction with the new series, we did a poll, a national survey conducted on line for us about first ladies. how does your opinion -- excuse me, this is the first question -- so we want to hear from men and women on this issue of what you think the role of the first lady should be. 202-585-3882, for all others. we're taking your comments on facebook, on twitter, or you can send us an e-mail on this topic. should they be advocating political and policy issues? more from the poll that we did. does opinion of first ladies that influence your view of the president? should first ladies receive a government salary? what are your thoughts this morning? should first ladies advocate political and policy issues? we want to get your take. you can start dialing in now. i will go to the washington post in their style section in the article they did on the series. go to our website c-span.org. you can see bios of historians participating in the series. we have pictures of althol the first ladies and you can click on them. her biography will b
by an even bigger name. >> live from the white house, the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. >> reporter: in a show that promised surprises, this one was the biggest. >> i am so honored to help introduce this year's nominees for best picture. >> reporter: the envelope was the winning name was not in hollywood. it was handed to michelle obama in the white house. >> "argo." >> reporter: "argo" won the grand prize even though ben affleck was nominated for best director. >> i was sort of hallucinating. honestly i was just asking these guys outside, was that michelle obama. >> reporter: 22-year-old jennifer lawrence had a very unscripted moment on her way to collecting her oscar for best actress actress. her fall had the audience on its feet. >> what was i thinking when i got up? a bad word i can't say that starts with "f." >> and if question that begins with tommy lee jones begins now. >> reporter: oscars host seth mcfarland got plenty of laughs on stage but was on twitter. >> the actor who got inside his head was john will booth. >> reporter: the sh
, thanks very much. >>> the first lady of the united states, michelle obama, finished the week on a high. she presented the oscar for best picture in one of many recent tv appearances. is the white house overexposing her? we're going to discuss that a lot more. ever. nurses are dealing with a wider range of issues. and there are ever-changing regulations. when you see these challenges, do you want to back away or take charge? with a degree in the field of healthcare or nursing from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to advance your career while making a difference in the lives of patients. let's get started at capella.edu. many cereals say they're good for your heart, but did you know there's a cereal that's recommended by doctors? it's post shredded wheat. recommended by nine out of ten doctors to help reduce the risk of heart disease. post shredded wheat is made with only one ingredient: one hundred percent whole grain wheat, with no added sugar or salt. try adding fruit for more health benefits and more taste in your bowl. it's the ideal way to start your heart healthy day.
. >>> and michelle obama plans to travel to chicago to attend the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. an honor a student and band majorette who participated in the inauguration festivities. hadiya was the victim of gun violence last week. fatally shot about a mile from the obama home. no arrests have been made. >> now to our big story of the day, that potentially historic blizzard bearing down on the northeast. if jim cantore shows up in your town it's bad news. jim is live in boston this morning. jim, how bad will it be? >> reporter: going to be bad. i brought a yardstick with me. we're starting with nothing. nothing on the ground pap few patches. we're ready to measure this thing. a high impact event coming from the northeast and that's why the governor said look we want you off the roads by noon. all non-essential, non-emergency personnel please be off the road by noon. we just have to think back to this blizzard that happened in 1978 almost 35 years ago to the day that crippled boston. thousands of cars out on the roads. people having to abandon their cars just to get out of the cold. they
-year-old girl, her father was murdered. happened less than two miles from where michelle obama grew up. she has written her own personal account of growing up without her dad and then losing other close friends to gun violence. i want you to check it out. it is a beautiful piece. it is at cnn.com and it is in the opinion section. ♪ you know my heart burns for you... ♪ i'm up next, but now i'm singing the heartburn blues. hold on, prilosec isn't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! >>> welcome back. we take you around the world this 60 minutes. here is what's going on right now. president chavez had to have a trach. he can not speak. also released, this picture of chavez in a hospital bed with his kids. he has had cancer surgery in december. >>> the nomination of chuck hagel to be defense secretary hits another bump in the road. senate republicans have stalled hagel's nomination for at least another two weeks. senate could not come up with enough votes to he saidep end a filibuster and bring the nomination to the floor. they need more inf
.c. parents will join first lady michelle obama as guests for state of the union address tonight. >> diane sawyer has landed the first television interview with amanda knox. she's the "american bandstand" four years in a -- she is the american who spent four years in an italian prison for killing her roommate. d.c. police have identified the man killed in the southeast area of the city over the weekend. 19-year-old james edward dean was shot on sunday. they're looking into what led to the murder. nor arrests have been made. scary moments for passengers on a metrobus in northwest washington after a tree came crashing down on the roof. look at the video. the bus was traveling south on 16th street near spring road monday evening when a 54 tree fell on the back of the bus. there were 30 passengers on board. no one was injured. >> people from all over maryland plan to gather to support legislation aimed at appealing a controversial law. will be a tractorcade. the protesters want lawmakers to repeal bill which sets limits on where residential septic systems can be installed. >> events are planne
for the work to cut smoking. and to battle aids. >>> michelle obama showed off her bare arms sunday night while giving the oscar for "argo." iran decided to photo shop a new outfit on the physical lady complete with sleeves. >>> a new study finds a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart attack and strokes by 30%. >>> stocks dropped on news of turmoil in italy. the dow closed 13,784. the s&p 500 dropped down 27 and the nasdaq 45. neek ke mrument ed 263 points while the hang seng tumbled 300. dead mark elections in italy panicked investors monday with fears without a steady government italy won't be able to tackle its major recession. >>> the domino effect sparked volume on the volatility index. >>> today, investors are looking for ben bernanke to supply soothing words about his easy money policies. >>> on the radar home depot may seize auto zone. and it fell after meeting accredit dags poses. >>> the first witness is expected to take the stand in bp's gulf oil disaster. protesters gathered outside of court monday as opening stap ii statements got under w
be reversed. let's begin this half hour with a very different subject. first lady michelle obama, making a lot of public appearances recently and drawing some criticism because of that. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. the first lady will be hitting the road to promote her third anniversary of her let's move campaign. but her media blitz topped by that performance at the oscars has everyone talking. people are still buzzing about michelle obama's oscar finale that no one saw coming. >> and the oscar goes to -- "argo." >> even an iranian news agency covered it, but photo shopped sleeves and a higher neckline. conservative columnist jennifer ruben is critical, saying it made the white house and first lady seem small. >> there is a sense of going too far and too much and becoming so ubiquitous that no one considers you special. she's the first lady, for goodness saks not a celebrity. >> reporter: the white house didn't respond but most of her appearances have been focused on her campaign let's move. on jimmy fallon
who served as first lady. from martha washington to michelle obama. season one begins tonight at 9:00 eastern and pacific. watched the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 eastern on c-span. >> now the woman who runs yahoo!, cdo marissa mayer. she was at the world economic forum in davos, switzerland, and she shared her insights on the direction of new technology. she is the youngest ceo of a fortune 500 company. the world economic forum brings together thousands of liters in business. this is about half an hour. >> welcome to "insight and ideas with marissa mayer." the c.e.o. of yahoo! if i am not mistaken, this is the first such conversation since becoming ceo. >> that's right. >> well, it is an honor for both me and the economic forum. e're here to talk about the future of technology. let's begin with the one nut that no one seems to be able to crack. the platform shift from desktop to mobile. how do you crack that nut? >> it is really important. if you look at what is happening in terms of the shift to mobile, the number of mobile phones has tripled in five years. tablet sal
, the reason for the rampage, and the message to celebrities. including brad pitt to first lady michelle obama. >>> time now 5:35 happening right now would you believe it's snowing on the east coast. a dangerous huge storm is moving into the east coast. this is a live picture central park in new york. look in the distance. you with already see in the park it's white. a little bit of snow on the ground. and the roads are wet out there. emergency teams are getting ready for the worst. they expect this to be a historic super storm. a lot of schools in massachusetts they have already canceled school for today and people are being urged take the day off. stay at home. now let's take a look at la guardia airport in new york. just a short time ago a lot of passengers there have got the look of people that are stranded. they are not going anywhere. you can see the advisory boards it will up with canceled flights all over the country. more than 3,000 flights have already been canceled nation- wide and many more expected throughout the day. and that east coast storm is effecting passengers right here in
address. they include tim cook, ceo of cupertino-based apple, invited by first lady michelle obama. several house democrats have invited people who have been affected by gun violence. among them, former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. musician and gun advocate ted nugent will be there a guest of republican congressman steve stockman of texas. kpix 5 will air the president's state of the union address live this evening starting at 6:00 followed by a special edition of kpix 5 news at 7:30. >>> 5:07. how about another check of traffic and weather? are you ready for 70 degrees? >> i'm totally ready. >> me, too. but boy, usually get into april and start talking about that. this year we're getting it going early. but yeah, folks got some patchy fog out there right now. some of that along the coastline. valley fog. other than that good so far. haze in the area, temperatures still chilly inland. 35 degrees in concord. 34 in santa rosa. 46 in san francisco. and 34 degrees in livermore. high pressure system no threat of rainfall today and for
house, the first ladies really have not spent much time. we have an example with michelle obama, she was not familiar with the white house, where as laura bush was familiar coming in during the george h.w. bush presidency. tell us a little bit about michelle obama's transition in and how she prepared for it. >> michelle obama is a serious student, but i don't think there is any way one can be prepared in a sense to really know what is going to be like. her husband had been a u.s. senator for a few years, but she and the girls had stayed in chicago where her whole family and support work. the bush people were incredibly helpful and generous about what the office was like and the structure and all that. the bushes were as well, personally, when the obama is visited. but i have to say there's just no substitute for being there. mrs. obama and the family were first at the adams hotel and then the blair house and into the white house for coffee, as is the tradition on inauguration morning. and everyone went off to the inauguration, and then what the white house residence staff does is jus
. michelle obama shows off her lighter side as she busts a move with jimmy fallon. and she's proving she knows how to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, to get a big laugh. today, saturday, february 23, 2013. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> i'm erica hill. how about the first lady with the moves there. >> great moves. jimmy fallon -- who did we thought he looked like? >> there was discussion in the studio that jimmy fallon was looking a little tina fey-esque. >> nice to have the first lady in the building for that. >> yes. >> there's a little of the performance. it looks like they had time to rehearse this. >> the evolution of the mom dancing. >> from "pulp fiction." >>> meantime, we have serious news including oscar pistorius, the former olympian spending his first full day free bail today. we'll look at what's next for him as he prepares to face murder charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. >>> and lance armstrong facing a new legal challenge this morn
in the first place. >>> michelle obama has moves, will use them, and embraces her inner laugh track. kicking off a let's move initiative visiting jimmy fallon. ♪ >> there is mrs. obama and jimmy fallon doing some mom moves. they talked about her and the president's date nights. how can i read this and watch this and be all serious. what kind of music she and the girls listen to. i know. what sort of reality tv -- what is this one? >> the sprinkler. >> yeah. >> is that what it's called? >> my cousin rocks that one. she taught it to me. >> why don't you just -- you should label all the moves. this one. this is the sprinkler. >> still the sprinkler. >> and then right back. >> i am so 1988. >> wait, that's our move. that's our move right there. >> i want to say hello to dylan dreyer. back with the rest of the national forecast. >> not doing moves. the roger rabbit, all out of my repertoire. big storms across the country. heavy rain across the southeast will turn into snow in the northeast. especially interior new england. 3 to 6 inches of snow. 9 in highest elevations and another storm moving
about michelle obama the first lady and what she did, this is a whole new era. they set the bar. they're the first first lady and president that have, you know, twitter and facebook. so the things that they're doing, they set the bar for these things. i don't think george bush would say, i don't do the tweets and i'm not on the facebook, but watch this drive. it is a different era. >> is that your best bush impression? >> that's my best bush right there, take it, brooky. >> ben affleck gets "argo" best picture, he says, my gosh, am i hallucinating, it is the first lady who gave me award. beaming from the white house, that was a behind the scenes thing because of harvey weinstein. i think it broadens the discussion of the first lady. she's on rachael ray talking about -- she called her bangs, her mid-life crisis. hilarious dancing with jimmy fallon, the evolution of the mom dance. and now at the oscars. she's sort of thrust herself as the central role in pop culture. is in the modern day first lady role? >> it should be. this is why. first of all, everything has changed. what they have
throws it to michelle obama. last night we said we have nothing against the first lady, in fact, i like her and i think she has done good work in the public service with the weight and the exercise and all of that this was a very slick piece of propaganda. you see the military people in the background orchestrated by harvey weinstein a fanatical obama supporter. all of this playing to the obama's strength. was there anything wrong with this in a general sense? not ideological. >> i wasn't disturbed ideologically. the problem i is is you you bic question at ubiquity. he is at the super bowl. he is at the classic. the basketball game on aircraft carrier. he does his brackets for the ncaa on live television. and now you get michelle at the oscars. is there nowhere where we can be in the absence. even a temporary absence of this couple? and that's perhaps -- well, that's perhaps why you get an increase in scuba diving in the country. one place where you feel safe. >> there is a place that you cannot see them and that would be on -- no, i'm not going to say it. >> where you don't see them. >
. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> that's first lady michelle obama teaming up with jimmy nalon for the evolution of mom dancing. last night mrs. obama appeared on "late night with jimmy fallon wto "kicking off the let's move campaign. is the first lady on the verge of a whole new agenda and we'll have that in the second hour. >>> the first lady is pretty new to twitter so it's fitting that she chose a bird to tweet with this week. it's all part of mrs. obama's let's move campaign featuring none other than big board. tweeted so fun exercising at the white house at flotus. i hope your husband didn't mind the loud stomping. i'm not exactly light on my feet. >> you are welcome to the @white house any time. you are one good egg. >> i was once and then i hatched. ha-ha. >> big board wrote this handwritten thank you note to the first lady saying in part, maybe next time you can visit me at my home on sesame street. my nest doesn't have a west wing, but it has two wings to give you a big hug when i see you again. >>> elizabeth colbert bush, she's running for the house seat vacated by tomorrower congressman tim scott. the fu
of cupertino-based apple invited by first lady michelle obama. several house democrats invited people affected by gun violence, and among them former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords. musician and gun advocate ted nugent will also be there a guest of the republican congressman steve stockman of texas. >>> kpix 5 will air the president's state of the union address live tonight at 6 p.m. it will be followed by a special edition of kpix 5 news at 7:30. >>> new this morning, the vatican is acknowledging that pope benedict had secret surgery three months ago to replace a battery in his pacemaker. he plans to resign at the end of february. the vatican says that decision is not due to any specific illness but an italian news quotes advisors saying after the recent surgery the potpourri flicted on whether he could continue to lead the roman catholic church. today a vatican spokesman says the pope will have no role in choosing has successor. cardinals have always at least in the last several centuries picked a european priest. but this time, those
. >>> to politics now, first lady michelle obama is among the mourners remembering a 15-year-old chicago girl who died a tragic random death. leah pendelton was gunned down after participating in the obamas' inauguration. "the new york times" topped its paper and we'll dig into the legal justification for drone strikes later in the program and president obama warning that the middle class will get hit hardest if congress does not do something to stop those massive cuts set to take effect march 1st. >> if the sequester is allowed to go forward, thousands of americans who work in fields like national security, education or education are likely to be laid off. democrats and republicans can still get together on a balanced solution to the deficit crisis. republican senator mitch mcconnell says that he know that sequestration would have consequences, but he blames president obama for not putting forward an acceptable plan to prevent it. for more on that, jonathan strong, staff writer, role call, alexander burns and national political reporter with politico. good afternoon to both of you. >> hello. >>
lady michelle obama heading to chicago tomorrow to attend the funeral of a young girl killed just days after performing at the president's inauguration. hadiya pendleton was shot back in january when a gunman opened fire on a group of young people. the honors student and drum majorette had just returned from washington, d.c., where she performed for the nation during inauguration festivities for president obama. no arrests so far have been made in this shooting. >>> after 40 years in washington today is retirement day for leon panetta. the santa clara university alum began his political career as a california congressman. just yesterday he testified on the department of defense's response to the attack on u.s. facilities in benghazi. panetta was the director of the cia at the time osama bin laden was killed. no word on what he plans to do or if he will move back to his home on the central coast. an armed forces farewell ceremony will be held later today. >>> san jose international airport could soon become home to a brand new private airport for google executives. the $82 million proje
u.s. and iranian missiles. highlighting major problems with the plan. and our first lady, michelle obama is joining the chicago community having to say farewell to a 15-year-old shooting victim she's performed during the president's inauguration, killed days later by a stray bullet in a suspected gang dispute. a 15-year-old pakistani girl survived being shot in the head by the taliban released from the london hospital. usefy will continue rehabilitation in birmingham, england. it's a miracle. >> some new perspective on the current state of the economy right now. according to the bureau of economic analysis since the end of the recession in 2009 the u.s. economy has grown 7.5%. compare that to double digit growth in other post recession periods and it appears that president obama has presided over the weakest economic recovery since world war ii. this as a new fox news poll shows 52% of americans believe the worst is yet to come. that's up from 48% just a year ago. let's bring in our political panel, angela mcglowan and a former spokesperson for vermont gosh howard dean who is also
tv and internet. rethink possible. >> pelley: first lady michelle obama set out three years ago to fight childhood obesity. it's her signature program. so today, she flew to clinton, mississippi, to congratulate school officials for offering healthful meals to the students. mississippi has one of the highest obesity rates in the nation, but among elementary students it has dropped by 13% recently. dr. jon lapook sat down with the first lady there today. jon. >> reporter: scott, one big problem here in mississippi is that most parents of obese kids don't realize that their kids are obese. in fact, despite recent improvement, 41% of public school kids are either overweight or obese, yet only 15% of parents say their kids are overweight or obese. i asked the first lady about that. >> well, we still have work to do, and that's one of the reasons why we're focusing on information and providing information, stronger communication for parents so that they have the information they need to make the healthy choice, the easier and affordable choice. >> reporter: what do you do about the k
in tonight's address. michelle obama will be joined about it parents of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton who was gunned down. two gang members were charged in the chicago honor student's murder. police say the gunmen mistook the teen's friend for a rival gang member. that's when they came upon them and opened fire. pendleton's father is ecstatic by the news of the arrest. he hopes the parents of other innocent victims never have to endure the same thing. >>> that other big story from overseas, leaders of the catholic church are going to be looking for a new pontiff after pope benedict announced yesterday he is stepping down. the decision stunned even his closest aides even though the 85-year-old hinted in the past that his age and waning strength could force him to resign. he was elected in 2005 and will stay on until february 28th. his plan to meet for that secret enclave to select a new leader. we have a report from vatican city. >> reporter: the day after the shocking announcement that he will resign on february 28th, more details are emerging about his decision. the vatican's own newspap
clothes on michelle obama. the news agency photo shopped the first lady to cover her shoulders. iran also dismissed the winning film "argo" as an advertisement for the cia. about the secret separation to get americans out of tehran during the hostage crisis. >> iranians not the only ones to think the first lady is overexposed, some republicans do too. >>> you know times are tough when tom brady takes a pay cut. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps block stomach acid from splashing up- relieving the pain quickly. try fast, long lasting gaviscon®. how we get there is not. we're americans. we work. we plan. ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. to help you retire your way, with confidence. ♪ that's what ameriprise financial does. that's what they ca
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